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turntostone

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« on: October 30, 2014, 08:20:55 AM »
Hi my name is Gordon and I am a new card collector.

When going through my mum's effects found some old Brooke Bond albums
I had completed as a boy back in the 1960,s. This has got me interested
again.

I have decided to specialise in Tea cards [as these seen less expensive]
and Military related cigarette cards, being ex-Army.

Any help and advise much appreciated.

Thanks
Gordon

Robin Friday

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« Reply #1 on: October 30, 2014, 08:42:30 AM »
Hello and welcome ,

A great memory blast for you and well done on taking up where you left off a few years back .

Good luck in getting the sets you desire , if you use the search facility ( top right) it might throw up some interesting links / discussions / pictures etc .

I'm more of a sweet / gum card guy but like most cards .
I've a few old military cigarette cards to get you on your way if your interested .

PM me after you've made yourself at home and had a look about .


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« Reply #2 on: October 30, 2014, 08:44:13 AM »
Hi Gordon.  Welcome to the forum.    I started with tea cards as well - Brooke Bond, Lyons, Ty-Phoo. 

Card collecting doesn't have to be expensive.  In fact I find that the cheaper cards are often more interesting.  The Brooke Bond cards of the 1960s were very educational.  You'll be able to pick up a lot of cards via Ebay or one of the collectors' fairs around for a few pounds a set.  I hope you enjoy your hobby.
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magpiemick

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« Reply #3 on: October 30, 2014, 08:58:50 AM »
Welcome to the Forum and enjoy lots of friendly folk with lots of knowledge to help you A few ex military on here so your never alone
Choice of user name not a reference to ELO by chance
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turntostone

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« Reply #4 on: October 30, 2014, 10:14:26 AM »
Thanks for the responses. look forward to seeing what the forum throws up.

Magpiemick the name came about because I used to deal in fossils.
My surname is Stone and fossils are turned to stone, so it seemed approprate.

Gordon

Mariner tony

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« Reply #5 on: October 30, 2014, 11:46:47 AM »
Welcome Gordon.
I'm sure you will enjoy the forum. It's full of eclectic folk who enjoy all aspects of card collecting. There's no shortage of knowledgeable characters who are all too happy to pass on their experience.
Brooke Bond, and tea cards in general, are a very good starting point. As Ian says they are usually reasonably priced, of very good quality and packed full of info. Indeed I am very fond of Brooke Bond because my grandparents collected them for me as a child. They remain is treasured part of my collection today.


Captain Pugwash

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« Reply #6 on: October 30, 2014, 12:26:42 PM »

 Hello and welcome to the forum Gordon.

 Like yourself I also collected Brooke Bond cards in the early 60's
 At the same time I was busily trying to complete the Bubblegum sets which seemed to be issued every couple of months.

 I now just collect A&BC Gum cards.

 Maybe your interest in fossils will tempt our member fossil to join in.   ;D

 

 


Mariner tony

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« Reply #7 on: October 30, 2014, 02:59:30 PM »
Gordon, if you look at the LCCC website, you will see literally dozens of tea card sets, all in super condition, at between £2-3 per set. These bargain offers - including over 10 Brooke Bond sets - are a regular feature at this time off year.

wolfie

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« Reply #8 on: October 30, 2014, 08:45:05 PM »
Gordon have a look in the gallery I have put a couple of pics of tea cards sets that feature military uniforms etc all available cheaply.

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« Reply #9 on: November 04, 2014, 08:31:41 AM »
hi I like others started with Brook Bond and enjoyed collecting them now after 15 -20 years collect Ogden's cards but I do have well in excess of 20000 brook bond cards and would be will ing to sell as a job lot cheap if it will stimulate your interest.
David
Always looking for interesting cards and associated goods issued by Ogden's you can see samples of cards I am looking for in the wants section.
Best Regards David

 

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